Cable's Length II

Cable's Length II

Sun Oct 1 11:57 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 99.1nm (179.4km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 82.3nm

Arrived Whangarei. Motored off and on during the day in light wind but had a terrific sail to end the passage late afternoon and evening down to Whangarei Heads. Arrived Marsden Cove Midnight No issues and all good on board. Two days to haul and prep then off to Melbourne. Thank you David and Patricia. Love listening to you guys in the morning. And David ... Off to wait the arrival of our newest little future tax payer ... See you next season. Regards Ian & Suzanne.

Congratulations - and thankyou for the laugh. We bet you are pleased that you arrived at midnight ahead of this grim weather. Presume the to do list will have to wait until tomorrow and you can enjoy a rest. We hope all goes well in melbourne. Patricia and david
Sat Sep 30 7:03 2017 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 163.8nm (296.5km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 164.5nm
Weather: 14 kts SSW 100% cloud cover Rain Bar 1009 1.5m seas.

Motoring in lighter than anticipated wind. Will arrive Marsden Cove Whangarei tonight. 90 miles to go. No issues and all good on board.

Fri Sep 29 7:09 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 156nm (282.4km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 157.3nm
Weather: 14 kts SW 70% cloud cover Bar 1017 1.5m seas.

Steady night. Completed the zig and now the zag and heading for home. Not quite a straight line to Whangarei but near enough. 230 miles to go. No issues and all good on board.

Thu Sep 28 7:21 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 110.8nm (200.5km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 111nm
Weather: 24 kts S 50% cloud cover Bar 1017 2m seas.

Southerly winds all night 24 to 30. Slowed for comfort. Starting to moderate. Southerly has dropped the temperature. Blankets are on. No issues and all good on board.

Wed Sep 27 7:24 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 157.7nm (285.4km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 157.4nm
Weather: 28 kts NNW 100% cloud cover Bar 1017 2m swell.

Winds picked up with a brief shower of rain as we approach the first front. No issues and all good on board.

Tue Sep 26 7:21 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
Run: 176.1nm (318.7km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.4nm
Weather: 12 kts NE 0% cloud cover Bar 1021 1m swell.

Slow night. Wind dropped to 12 kts NE ahead of the front tonight. So has the temperature. Its now officially cold and the jumpers are on Patricia. You are right about returning this time of the year. We have a very good reason ... Our youngest daughter is blessing us with another grandchild. Melbourne 8 October give or take. So its worth it. All good on board.

Mon Sep 25 7:15 2017 NZDT
Speed: 8knts
Run: 217.7nm (394km)
Avg: 9knts
24hr: 216.8nm
Weather: 17 kts ESE 60% cloud cover Bar 1021 1.5m swell.

Good steady wind all night. Starting to swing E. Completed 477 miles. 826 remaining. ETA Saturday 30 September. Thank you Patricia & David. Love your work. All good on board.

Sun Sep 24 7:09 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 183.3nm (331.8km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 184.1nm
Weather: 10knts SE 90% cloud cover Bar 1018 2.5m swell.

Wind dropped out over night.Currently motor sailing. Completed 286 miles Av 6.7kts. 1017 remaining. ETA Saturday 30 September.

Sat Sep 23 6:15 2017 NZST
Speed: 8knts
Run: 144.3nm (261.2km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 144.3nm
Weather: 20knts SE 50% cloud cover Bar 1017.

Good night after a slow run down to Navula Passage. Completed 127 miles Av 6.7kts. 1178 remaining. ETA Saturday 30 September.

Fri Sep 22 6:15 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 220.7nm (399.5km)
Weather: 7kts ENE 0% cloud cover Bar 1017.

Hello Patricia and David. We are back on the air. Anchored Lautoka. Departing for NZ Whangarei today. ETA Saturday 30 September.

Sat Jun 10 7:06 2017 NZST
Run: 39.8nm (72km)

Arrived safely Savusavu 12:15 PM Friday. All good. Ian & Sue

Fri Jun 9 5:09 2017 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 151.7nm (274.6km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.8nm

Position at 4:45am. 36 miles to Savusavu. Wind has just dropped 8/10 kts ENE. A motor sail to complete the trip from Minerva. Otherwise a very good sail. Barometer 1013. ETA Savusavu late morning. All good. Ian & Sue

Thu Jun 8 5:00 2017 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 172nm (311.3km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 171.6nm

Position at 4:45am. 100% cloud cover. Wind has dropped slightly to 18kts SE. Barometer 1015. ETA Savusavu remains Friday am. 175 miles to go. All good. Ian & Sue

Wed Jun 7 4:57 2017 NZST
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 126.8nm (229.5km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 91.4nm

Position at 4:15am. Departed Minerva 12:00pm yesterday (Tuesday). Clear skies overhead. Consistent 18/20kt wind SSE/SE since departure. A little squally to 26kts around midnight. Barometer 1016. ETA Savusavu Friday am Ian & Sue

Mon Jun 5 19:39 2017 NZST

Still in North Minerva :) Ian & Sue

Sat Jun 3 18:27 2017 NZST

Still in Minerva maybe leaving Monday or Tuesday...Crayfish and company too good... Ian & Sue

Fri Jun 2 21:09 2017 NZST
Run: 31.7nm (57.4km)

Arrived safely North Minerva. We'll advise our departure plan (when we have one) :) Likely Monday 5 June Ian & Sue

Fri Jun 2 4:24 2017 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 128.2nm (232km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 133.2nm
Weather: 6.5E, clouded overhead the last 2 hrs, 1017

Position at 4:15 am. Change of plan. With the wind predominantly out of the north for the next three days (or so) we have diverted to North Minerva. Departure for Savusavu will be Sunday Monday when the wind backs to the south. First time in Minerva ... we may stay longer. Currently wind is 6.5 kts East, motoring 5 kts, clouded overhead in the last 2 hours, barometer 1017 ... Ian & Sue

Thu Jun 1 5:18 2017 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 149.8nm (271.1km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.9nm

Hello Patricia and David. Great to talk yesterday. Unfortunately we are fighting poor propagation. Position at 5:00 am. 705 miles traveled, 500 to go. Motoring (still). Wind variable 1 to 2 kts, direction unknown, no swell, oily waters, no cloud, clear sky. Barometer 1019. All good onboard. Yes it does sound like yesterdays report ... Ian & Sue

Wed May 31 8:51 2017 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 180.6nm (326.9km)
Avg: 33.4knts
24hr: 800.8nm
Weather: 4NE, 1021,

all well

Wed May 31 3:27 2017 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 169.8nm (307.3km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 89.8nm

Position at 6:00 am. 420 miles traveled. Motoring (ahhhh). Wind 8kts SW, no swell clear sky. Fortunately a great spinnaker run yesterday before the wind dropped out still has our average speed at 6.3 kts. All good onboard. Ian & Sue

Mon May 29 6:03 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 173.6nm (314.2km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.4nm

Position at 6:00 am. 270 miles traveled, 960 miles to go. No significant change in conditions. Slight drop in average wind speed to 12 to 14 kts and swell has moderated. Still maintaining an average speed of 6.3 kts. All good onboard. Ian & Sue

Sun May 28 6:18 2017 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 125.9nm (227.9km)

Departed Marsden Cove 11:30 am yesterday (Saturday)for Savusavu. Slow start motor sailing with light and variable winds. SSW winds through the night averaging 14 to 16 kts. Average speed from departure 6.3 kts. Position at 6:00 am. All good onboard. Ian & Sue

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